Uses for Green Tomatoes
Have you had the "hard freeze" in your area yet? If you have, hopefully you had a chance to pick all of your tomatoes and other produce. Tomatoes are something we always pick all of, green or ripe, because there are things you can do with them either way! Of course you can try to ripen the tomatoes (see below) but they don't taste quite as good. Take a look below at uses for green tomatoes that you may not have thought of!
7 Uses for Green Tomatoes:
1. Ripen the tomato indoors.
You can either place the tomato in the window where the sun will ripen it, or you can try another method. Clean the tomato and then wrap it in newspaper and set in a cool place. Check on it daily and within a few days you should have a red tomato.
2. Give your sauce a boost.
You can blend your green tomatoes along with a few tablespoons of white wine and get a tasty puree that will give your traditional tomato sauces a boost. Just puree and pour into your sauce.
3. Make fried green tomatoes.
This is an old Southern favorite and a great way to use those green tomatoes. First, slice tomatoes and ten dip in an egg wash. Place the tomato slice in flour seasoned with salt and pepper. Next, place in a pan of hot oil and fry until golden brown.
4. Add to your vegetable sir fry.
If you are making an assorted veggie stir fry, chop or slice your green tomatoes finely and toss in. You can toss them with a little oil and salt and pepper first if you wish for extra tasty flavor.
5. Make green tomato pickles.
Have you made Green Tomato Pickles yet? Make some! If you don't like the spiciness you can always leave that out.
6. Add to your omelets.
Green tomatoes add excellent color and flavor to your morning meal! Just chop the tomato fine and toss into your omelet or scrambled eggs. So easy, tasty, and healthy!
7. Grill them!
You can put your green tomatoes on skewers or slice and place on the grill directly. They will taste smoky, meaty, and quite tasty. You can soak them in marinade prior to grilling if you wish or just season with salt and pepper.
See how easy it is to use those green tomatoes? So the next time you find a sad little green tomato that fell off the vine too soon or you have to pick because of a frost, give one of these tips and tricks a try and give it a second life. There are so many practical and tasty choices to pick from!
What are your favorite uses for green tomatoes?
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